Candidates vying to be the next mayor of the City of Atlanta will meet at a pair of forums in the Old Fourth Ward.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America and Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Collaborative will host a mayoral candidate on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The topic of the forum, which will be held in Ebenezer’s Horizon Sanctuary at 101 Jackson Street, will be affordable housing and the wealth, income and opportunity gaps in Atlanta. Rev. Raphael G. Warnock will moderate.

On Monday, Oct. 30, the Center for Civic Innovation will host a mayoral candidate forum from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Dad’s Garage. According to a media release, this forum will be “a fun and unique approach to asking candidates questions” with the goal of understanging their positions on issues related to community engagement. The event will also be streaming online at You can learn more at

With the election coming up Nov. 7, the race for mayor has slightly tightened with Michael Sterling dropping out of the race this week and throwing his support Ceasar Mitchell. There are still expected to be 12 candidates on the ballot.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.